0.87 not finding matplotlibrc

I also have another problem with 0.87.
It is not using the my .matplotlib/matplotlibrc file in my home directory

when I print pylab.rcParams I see the defaults from
/library/frameworks/python.framework/versions/2.4/lib/python2.4/site-packages/matplotlib/mpl-data/matplotlibrc

in the matplotlibrc comments it says

# By default, the installer will overwrite the existing file in the
# install path, so if you want to preserve your's, please move it to
# your HOME dir and set the environment variable if necessary.

What environment variable is it talking about?

echo $HOME returns my home directory is there another one.
It worked fine in 0.86.2?

Any ideas?

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I looks like it is finding my matplotlibrc file but is not using it at least in ipython because
none of my changes show up in pylab.rcParams.

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On 24 Feb, 2006, at 11:47, Samuel M. Smith wrote:

I also have another problem with 0.87.
It is not using the my .matplotlib/matplotlibrc file in my home directory

when I print pylab.rcParams I see the defaults from
/library/frameworks/python.framework/versions/2.4/lib/python2.4/site-packages/matplotlib/mpl-data/matplotlibrc

in the matplotlibrc comments it says

# By default, the installer will overwrite the existing file in the
# install path, so if you want to preserve your's, please move it to
# your HOME dir and set the environment variable if necessary.

What environment variable is it talking about?

echo $HOME returns my home directory is there another one.
It worked fine in 0.86.2?

Any ideas?

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Eagle Mountain, Utah 84043
801-768-2768 voice
801-768-2769 fax
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giving up what we want most for what we want at the moment"
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